Prominent Nigerians have taken to social media to mourn Sani Dangote, the brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, who died on Sunday.
Dangote is said to have died in the US after a brief illness.
Before his death, he was Vice President of Dangote Group and also part of the Board of several other companies, including Nigerian Textile Mills Plc, Nutra Sweet Limited, Gum Arabic Limited, Dangote Textile Mills Limited, Alsan Insurance Brokers, Dan-Hydro Company Limited, Dansa Food Processing Company Limited and Dangote Farms Limited.
Saddened by the news, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar described the deceased as an astute businessman who engaged in diverse sectors of the economy.
“It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the passing away of Sani Dangote, VP of Dangote Group and founder of Dansa Agro-allied Limited. He was an astute businessman engaged in diverse sectors of the economy,” Atiku tweeted.
The immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, tweeted, “My family and I are extremely sad to learn about the death of Alhaji Sani Dangote, the Group Vice-President of the Dangote Group and younger brother to our dear friend, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.”
The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir el-Rufai, tweeted, “OMG! What a loss! From God we all came. To Him we shall all return! May Allah Forgive Sani Dangote’s errors & reward his good deeds. May Allah Grant Aliko & entire Dangote extended family fortitude to bear the loss. Amen. Sani was a good & decent man to the core. Sad.”